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Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

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Robb Anderson

Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

Robb Anderson
Director – Resource Planning
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

Key future opportunities for utilities and customers

•Use technology and improved business processes to reduce energy costs•Increase customer engagement through innovative programs and services, including an online energy marketplae
•Advocate for a more streamlined regulatory process to provide greater flexibility and transparency
•Use programs and technology to optimize use of the grid

 

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Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

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Andrew Higgins
The Krafla plant is Iceland’s largest geothermal power station, a showcase of renewable energy. Credit Ilvy Njiokiktjien for The New York Times
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KRAFLA, Iceland — Soon after work began here on a power plant to harness some of the vast reserves of energy stored at the earth’s crust, the ground moved and, along a six-mile-long fissure, began belching red-hot lava. The eruptions continued for nine years, prompting the construction of a stone and soil barrier to make sure that molten rock did not incinerate Iceland’s first geothermal power station. ... Read more about Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

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2014 Sustainable Energy In America Factbook

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2014 sustainable energy trends and facts for the United States.  ... Read more about 2014 Sustainable Energy In America Factbook

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Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Two-thirds of Americans favor increased government spending to develop solar and wind power, and spending more to develop alternative fuels for cars has the same level of support. ... Read more about Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Alternative Energy Production

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The number of Americans who support alternative, renewable energy production has increased since 2013.  ... Read more about Alternative Energy Production

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Renewable Energy

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http://www.se4all.org/our-vision/our-objectives/renewable-energy/

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Energy from renewable resources—wind, water, the sun, biomass and geothermal energy—is inexhaustible and clean.

The costs of technologies to capture that energy are rapidly falling and becoming economically competitive with fossil fuels, while reducing the risk of climate change. Investing in renewable energy creates jobs, fosters economic growth, and improves energy security for countries that lack domestic fossil fuel resources. ... Read more about Renewable Energy

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Thirsty Energy - Energy and Water's Interdependence

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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/16/infographic-thirsty-energy-energy-and-water-interdependence

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Significant amounts of water are needed in almost all energy generation processes, from generating hydropower, to cooling and other purposes in thermal power plants, to extract­ing and processing fuels. Conversely, the water sector needs energy to extract, treat and transport water.

These interdependencies complicate possible solutions and make a compelling case to expeditiously improve integrated water and energy planning in order to avoid unwanted future scenarios. ... Read more about Thirsty Energy - Energy and Water's Interdependence

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The Evolution & The Future Growth Of Renewable Energy

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http://graduatedegrees.online.njit.edu/msee-resources/msee-infographics/evolution-of-renewable-energy/

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In 2014, major debates and discussions surrounding climate change and green living in the United States has placed an unprecedented focus on renewable energy. The future growth in the renewable energy sector is slated to be significant as American’s make an effort to minimize their energy footprint on Earth.

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How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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https://arbtech.co.uk/can-we-end-our-fossil-fuel-addiction-2050/

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Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has been hooked on fossil fuels. This fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing ecological and economic ruin by 2050. 

At present we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power. However, it’s not too late – if we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction. ... Read more about How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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Sustainable Energy for All - What Will It Take?

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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/05/28/infographic-sustainable-energy-for-all

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What will it take to meet the Sustainable Energy for All goals for energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency by 2030?

The Global Tracking Initiative combines the work of 15 international organizations to show where the world is today in energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, and how far it needs to go to meet the 2030 goals.

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